December 10, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
All ages will enjoy the 2017 display of inventive entries to the annual Durand-Hedden Gingerbread House Competition. Interested in being a contestant? Enter by December 8. Don’t forget to bring a camera to catch a photo of your children with our real live “Victorian Santa.” Shop the Country Store to find inexpensive and unique gifts for family, friends and teachers, while benefitting the Durand-Hedden House. The historic-themed selection includes: early American children’s games and toys, facsimile documents, quill pens and ink, historic cookbooks, cookie molds, tin lanterns, reproductive decorative items and ceramics, and more. Original 1910 Fudge Sauce, local honey and the hard-to- find original Doors of Maplewood poster, Smile, the history of Olympic Park, and the new newly reproduced 1931 map of Maplewood will also be available. No need to go to the mall!
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June 3, 2018, 1:00 PM
Our community is known for its vast array of native and introduced trees, but do we fully know and appreciate these natural treasures? Many are now under threat due to destructive storms, disease and the effects of global warming. At 2 p.m. arborists expert in tree maintenance will provide tips on how to protect the health and longevity of trees on our properties.